The Book Fair Foundation is comprised of a group of civic-minded people who work together collecting books to support community charities, carrying on the good works the group began in 1970. They work all year collecting books, magazines and vinyl and findings and resell those during their annual Book Fair which starts today Friday, November 9th at the new Montgomery County Fairgrounds located at 5661 Dayton-Liberty Rd.
While most books are on the table for sale, there is also a curated auction featuring some very interesting and unusual books, and the opportunity to obtain some extraordinarily rare titles at a reasonable price. (Including a first edition of Beatrix Potter’s A Tale of Tom Kitten, a copy of the Geography of Dayton inscribed from Colonel Deeds to Arthur Morgan, a first edition of Isaac Asimov’s The Naked Sun. Quite a few pieces of local interest, including the first publication of Paul Laurence Dunbar’s “Joggin’ Erlong” in the old Cosmopolitan Magazine (which also includes the first printing of a Jack London short-story) Happy Reading!
Auction items will be available for examination as soon as the sale opens at 9 a.m. on Friday, November 9th. For most books, the auction will end at 6 p.m. on Saturday, November 10th. In the instance where there is active bidding on a book at 6 p.m., bids will be taken until 5 minutes elapses with no new bids
Friday, November 9
9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
$10 admission, all day
Saturday, November 10
9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Sunday, November 11
9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Bag Sale Day – Free admission – $7.50 per bag (sales tax included)
Monday, November 12
8 a.m. to 12 noon
Clean Sweep Day – Pay $1 admission, and take all the books you want
Plenty of free parking is available.
We are excited about the move to the new Fairgrounds where the building is bigger (and warmer) and brand spanking new. There is plenty of paved parking on flat ground!
The beneficiaries of the 2018 Dayton Book Fair are Rebuilding Together Dayton, The Victory Project and We Care Arts.
Rebuilding Together Dayton works to build community partnerships that provide home rehabilitation for low-income Dayton Area homeowners, particularly the elderly, so they may live in warmth, safety and independence. All of their work falls into one of four focus areas: safe and healthy housing, youth and corporate engagement, community revitalization and veteran housing. The average age of their clients is 77, and the average annual income $16,000. Read more about their vision and accomplishments at their website http://www.rtdayton.org
The Victory Project is a privately funded nonprofit after-school program which mentors disengaged young men in our city. They forged an alliance between business, criminal justice and faith communities to allow local teens to break the cycle of hopelessness, insignificance and isolation by addressing physical, emotional and spiritual needs. Offering a real alternative to the streets, they are open year round, six days a week, building long-lasting relationships with young men at risk, sharing dinner together every weeknight, providing individualized tutoring and entrepreneurship models through landscaping and home improvement micro-businesses. Check out their website at http://www.victoryproject.org/
An uncommon alliance has formed between the business, criminal justice and faith communities to allow our young men to break the cycle of hopelessness, insignificance and isolation by addressing physical, emotional and spiritual needs.
We Care Arts works with developmentally disabled adults and youth, senior citizens with dementia, and the mentally ill to achieve greater personal independence. Through a variety of art experiences, they promote the artist’s individuality, self esteem, community skills, ability to focus, life skills, responsibility, confidence and job skills. A team of paid staff and volunteers creates an environment that fosters individual talents and provides training for each artist. In addition, We Care Arts has developed installations for use in public schools and the “Art on a Cart” program for patients receiving chemotherapy. Click their website link to learn more! http://www.wecarearts.org/